Thinking back over the past weeks, I am very proud of how our community has come together, while literally staying apart, to get through this crisis together. I asked the Sasee Facebook community how they were handling the long hours at home and received some wonderful responses. Nancy says she’s cooking up a storm; trying new recipes every day. Rachel is painting and dancing and hula-hooping! Marsha is going on fun neighborhood walks with her grandson. Our own Nicole McManus, who provides us with wonderful book reviews each month, is helping with virtual author/reader meet ups through Litchfield Books. Volunteers throughout our area are providing food for shut-ins, doing grocery store runs for those unable to leave their home and generally making sure their neighbors have what they need.
Businesses are stepping up in a big way – Tara Grinna Swimwear has dedicated its factory in Conway to repairing medical grade masks. You can read more about that in this issue. Twelve 33 Distillery in Little River is making hand sanitizer instead of spirits! On the south end, Quigley’s is donating meals to medical personnel and first responders weekly. Our own Coastal Carolina University has donated boxes of new tee shirts to Tidelands health to be made into masks. There are many more – too many to list – but we are all very grateful.
I hope this issue of Sasee brings you a bit of joy or a smile. Please try to support our local businesses when you can – they need us to help them through.
Happy Mother’s Day!